About the Course
This course serves as an introduction to interior styling and is suitable for beginners wishing to learn the essential steps to create a scheme for their own home.This course will also appeal to anyone with an interest in home renovation and visual merchandising for homeware and interiors., We will examine the key design processes involved in styling a living space by looking at contemporary interiors, and styles from around the world. Using basic principles of interior design, we will learn how to develop a unique scheme for a home including colour theory, lighting, window treatments, finishes, measuring, preparing draft drawings/furniture layouts and planning a project. We will explore techniques on how to create that “designer look” including how to display collections, accessories, hang pictures, layering soft furnishings, prepare table settings and present a scheme.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Research and develop own ideas/projects, and effectively translate these into a workable and unique scheme for your home.
Understand the basic rules of colour, layering soft furnishings, lighting, materials and finishes.
Measure, prepare draft drawings and plan your own projects, including kitchen and bathroom (without buying a new one).
Visualise and present a scheme by creating concept and sample boards, as well as accessories and soft furnishing boards.
Class format and activities
Teaching is both in groups and on a one-to-one basis, using demonstrations, discussion, practical exercises, project work, handouts and other technical support material where appropriate. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
This course is suitable for anyone who has a passion for interior design and is drawn to interior magazines or Pinterest. No previous experience of interior design is necessary.
What you need to know before you enrol
The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear Building and there is wheelchair access via a lift on the ground floor.
What you will need for your class
Notebook, pen, dimensions of a room, (in your own home), and a scale ruler.
What you can do next
Participants can further develop their skills through a range of courses in styling and interior design.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.